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Parent Support & Resources
June 16, 2022
Children can get very sick from COVID. The vaccine is the best prevention.Children who get COVID can get other illnesses later. They may have a higher risk of getting chronic […]
COVID vaccines
Health & Nutrition, Parent Support & Resources
June 15, 2022
Ask Your Child’s Doctor if They Will Offer the COVID Vaccine for Children Ages 6 Months to 4 Years Ask your child’s regular doctor TODAY if they will offer COVID […]
Health & Nutrition
June 9, 2022
Free Summer Meals For All Kids 18 and Under! All kids in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County can eat healthy meals during the summer of 2022! There is […]
Parent Support & Resources
June 3, 2022
As national infant formula shortage continues, California further expands list or brands eligible for purchase with WIC benefits California WIC participants can now choose from more than 130 different formula […]
Health & Nutrition
May 28, 2022
Families across the nation are feeling the impact of the infant formula shortage. The purpose of this site is to provide the latest information about the shortage and connect California families […]
Parent Support & Resources
May 26, 2022
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is deeply saddened as we grieve with the families in Uvalde, who are experiencing pain no one should have to bear. School should be a […]
Health & Nutrition
May 20, 2022
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests. Order yours today. Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489). If you […]
Health & Nutrition
May 20, 2022
The recent recall of certain 2022 Abbott powdered formulas, along with the impacts of the ongoing pandemic, has led to periodic shortages of major brands of infant formula. The infant formula […]
Health & Nutrition, Parent Support & Resources
April 29, 2022
Moderna is seeking to be the first to offer COVID-19 vaccine for the youngest American children, as it asked the Food and Drug Administration Thursday to clear low-dose shots for babies, toddlers and […]
Early Development & Well Being, Parent Support & Resources
April 11, 2022
In the first five years of your child’s life, there are many milestones that they should reach to make sure they are growing and thriving. When these milestones aren’t reached, […]

Children’s Events & Activities

in Santa Clara County

Fri01Jul2022

Outdoor Storytime (Central Park Library)

Storytime is back!!! Check out this fun, interactive outdoor storytime. Storytime is a magical time for children of all ages and abilities to learn and interact with one another. Our Library staff will share stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement!  Grownups can also learn some tips for engaging kids in early literacy. Bring a blanket,…
Fri01Jul2022

Outdoor Storytime (Northside Library)

Storytime is back!!! Check out this fun, interactive outdoor storytime. Storytime is a magical time for children of all ages and abilities to learn and interact with one another. Our Library staff will share stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement!  Grownups can also learn some tips for engaging kids in early literacy. Bring a blanket,…